miliband on a nice little earner

'Even the Parliamentary Authorities thought the Foreign Secretary was taking the piss trying to claim £200 for a buggy'

'Even the Parliamentary Authorities thought the Foreign Secretary was taking the piss trying to claim £200 for a buggy'

The full extent of David Miliband’s cynical manipulation of the parliamentary expenses system is revealed in today’s Telegraph and it seems he’s got a canny knack of spending taxpayers money.

In the past 5 years he has claimed around £30,000 on repairs, decorations and furniture for his South Shields home, that’s nearly always unoccupied.

At one point he got so excited at the prospect of fleecing the taxpayer, he over claimed and had to have his claim cut back.



Here’s just some examples of what Miliband has claimed:

  • upto £180 every 3 months for gardening
  • £412 for a hand crafted chair, goose down duvet and chenille throw from Marks & Spencer
  • £450 for a Gatsby sofa
  • a washing machine
  • a tumble dryer
  • £9000 for a new kitchen, tiling, new garage roof and garage doors
  • £6000 for for repairs to front driveway and boundary wall
  • upto £200 per month for food

.. and the justification for all this – “David Miliband followed the procedures and rules as laid out by the parliamentary authorities”

Mr Monkey would like to know who makes the rules, that’s right the MP’s – that’s you and your colleagues David.


4 Responses to “miliband on a nice little earner”

  1. 1 Mr Scorer
    08/05/2009 at 11:40

    Monkey have you got any of Mr Hepburns expenses

  2. 2 The Scunner Campbell
    08/05/2009 at 17:58

    It would be even more interesting to learn who his ‘gardener’ is.
    Does anybody out there know? If he exists – I bet he’s a fully paid up Labour party member. That would allow him to pick up the crumbs from Miliband’s expenses table; that is if you consider £60 a pop as crumbs.
    Little carrots for the little man…

  3. 3 Philip Carey
    08/05/2009 at 18:50

    I wonder, will The Gazette ask local Conservative Council Leader David Potts for a comment on MP’s expenses claims?

  4. 4 Pier Head
    09/05/2009 at 00:12

    To Philip Carey

    ‘fraid not!!!!!

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